Ive noticed that most shop assistants or tailors prefer a longer sleeve or leg.
That's one thing I have to say about the tailor I use. He knows what he's doing when it comes to sleeve lengths.
That said, I think that salespeople in menswear shops have a lot to answer for. When I bought my first suit a few years back, the SA measured me up, which I thought was fine. It turns out that for years, my suit sleeves were too long, as were the legs on my trousers. Perhaps he'd been conditioned into being a little generous with these measurements through years of browbeating by the wives and mothers of his customers?
I love the guy and will not listen to any criticism!
Actually, I thought his three piece getup in his ‘Grand Tours’ series was great!
Funnily enough that was the first thing I'd watched him in since becoming aware of decent dressing, and also thought his suit was ok in that. Then I started occasionally watching Grand Designs again and oh my god, the humanity! The other week, in the very structured dark blue pinstripe orphaned suit coat (it would appear) with awful fitting jeans and the grungiest pair of trainers you could imagine. What was he thinking...
What would you miss if you were no longer famous? KM: I think I’d miss the money. I’m terrified of being poor, I always have been. It’s growing up as a Methodist. I’ll spend that bit of extra money to get a better seat on a train sometimes, because it’s quieter and calmer, but I refuse to spend money on clothes.
...this quote appeared in an interview accompanied by this photo